Ground settlement monitoring from satellite images processing

Committee Meeting
Aerospace & Defence, Energy/Infrastructure , Smart Cities
Date and Time: 
23 Nov 2017
17:00 to 19:00
Thursday, 23 November, 2017 - 17:00 to 19:00
French Chamber Meeting Room, 541 Orchard Road, #09-01 Liat Towers
Registration Dates: 
07 Nov 2017
22 Nov 2017

Ground settlement or subsidence is a usually slow and long-term process affecting mainly costal, riparian and reclaimed lands, and areas where underground works are undertaken. It is susceptible to cause irreversible damages to the underground and surface structures built in the affected areas.


Therefore, monitoring this ground motion brings valuable information to evaluate and mitigate the corresponding risks. This monitoring is traditionally done using on-field surveys, but since the availability of satellite images in the 90s, it is possible to track and re-build the history of settlement in monitored areas, without requiring any physical access on site, and with enough frequency and accuracy to provide relevant interpretation.


Let’s hear about it from Ms Blanca Payas, head of SIXENSE Satellite!

About the speaker

  • Blanca PAYAS, General Manager, SIXENSE Satellite

Blanca has a combined scientific-business-academic background with a Degree in Physical Geography (UB-Barcelona), a MSc in Remote Sensing (Dundee-UK) and a Degree in Business Management (ESADE-Barcelona).

She has more than 20 years’ experience in monitoring and satellite applications in different sectors, such as: Civil Engineering, Oil & Gas, Mining and Natural Hazards & Disaster Risk Reduction.

Blanca has an extensive experience of monitoring (including satellite monitoring) and risk evaluation and mitigation in various sectors and companies, and she is now leading the satellite activities of the group SIXENSE.

About Sixense

Sixense was created in June 2016 as a branch of the Vinci Construction and Soletanche Freyssinet groups, and has now 600+ engineers, technicians and IT specialists in Singapore and 20+ other countries around the world.

Sixense (formerly known as Soldata) offers digital and data-related services and solutions, and aims at providing owners, designers, contractors and operators with certainty about their construction projects and built assets.

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